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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Being a Radical: Assata Taught Me

“Nobody in the world, nobody in history, has ever gotten their freedom by appealing to the moral sense of the people who were oppressing them.” ~ Assata Shakur feminishblog: Because if they had any moral sense, they would not be an oppressor.


The less you think about your oppression, the more your tolerance for it grows. After a while, people just think oppression is the normal state of things. But to become free, you have to be acutely aware of being a slave -Assata Shakur


Assata: Exile since 1979 On May 2 1973, Black Panther activist Assata Olugbala Shakur (fsn) Joanne Deborah Chesimard, was pulled over by the New Jersey State Police, shot twice and then charged with murder of a police officer. Assata spent six and a half years in prison under brutal circumstances before escaping out of the maximum security wing of the Clinton Correctional Facility for Women in New Jersey in 1979 and moving to Cuba.

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A Woman's Place is in the Struggle - Assata Shakur Quote Art - Inspirational Social Justice & Black Pride Home Decor

This vibrant floral print features the powerful words of activist and former member of the Black Panther Party, Assata Shakur: A womans place